Wendy Lee Business & Economics Reporter

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Wendy Lee is a Business and Economics Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.

Before joining KPCC, Wendy was a business reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Tennessean in Nashville. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Houston Chronicle.

A California native, Lee graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in history. She likes to travel, cook, karaoke and is always ready for new adventures.


Stories by Wendy Lee

In SoCal business news: Boeing's C-17 production to end earlier than expected, Yahoo to ramp up video content

Long Beach plant to close in mid-2015 due to “current market trends and the timing of expected orders.”

Battle for 'Late Show': LA Mayor wants show here (but no tax credits?)

Mayor Eric Garcetti — still smarting from the loss of "The Tonight Show" to New York — asks CBS' "Late Show" to come out here — but he can't offer incentives.

In SoCal business news: Dodgers channel negotiations stumble, NUVOtv to buy Fuse Network

Roughly 70 percent of Los Angeles will be unable to view home opener.

In SoCal biz news: Is 'Blackfish' hurting SeaWorld attendance?

SeaWorld attendance drops 13 percent in first quarter; Awesomeness TV buys Big Frame for $15 million.

LA hasn't had positive job growth in 23 years, report says

The UCLA Anderson Forecast says L.A. needs to improve education and make the area more business-friendly in order to increase jobs.

SoCal biz news: Quiksilver and Kelly Slater end partnership

Lawsuits against GM are increasing. Quiksilver and surfer Kelly Slater end 23-year partnership. L.A. County mansion sells for $102 million.

In SoCal business news: Frozen best selling animated film

Frozen beats Toy Story 3 as best selling animated film worldwide. YouTube sweetens deal for marketers to compete with TV ads. Fashion website DailyCandy to close.

In SoCal business news: Long Beach Transit ends contract with BYD; Spacey whips up support for tax credits

BYD says it will re-bid on the $12.1 million contract with Long Beach Transit. Taco Bell's CEO on Reddit. House of Cards has pushed Maryland's Legislature to boost the amount of film tax credits.

In SoCal business news: Port of Long Beach considers pay package, Aereo to Supreme Court, fashion trucks

Port of Long Beach considers raising $350,000 executive director salary. Brookstone plans to file for bankruptcy. $3 billion development project in Canoga Park.

In SoCal business news: Facebook buys Irvine's Oculus, Aerojet Rocketdyne layoffs, USC's burrito vending machine

Facebook buys Irvine-based start-up Oculus for $2 billion. Layoffs at Aerojet Rocketdyne. City of Santa Monica moves to reduce its airport operations.

World's tallest thermometer in Baker could light up again

The family of Willis Herron, who created the thermometer, have wrestled the property back from its previous owner. The family vows to restore the icon.

Bill to expand state's film tax credit program moves forward

The bill expands the program to big budget feature productions, as well as TV pilots and new one-hour TV series, regardless of how they're distributed.

SoCal biz news: CA's high rents, Walgreens to close stores

A study lists California as one of the worst states for renters. Walgreens will close stores. Google Glass could become fashionable.

Disney targets millennials with $500M takeover of Maker Studios (update)

The deal will better position Disney in online video and reach millennials. Maker Studio makes and distributes digital videos.

In SoCal business news: DreamWorks to build $2.4 billion complex Shanghai, Disney's succession plan

Speculation heats up on Anne Sweeney's successor as co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group